Citizens for Public Justice: inspired by faith to act for justice

Joe Gunn: Strategy to eradicate Canadian poverty needs an action plan

Catholic Register 

Although the reality of poverty has been hidden from Canadians, there is some good news. On Aug. 21, the federal government announced the country’s first-ever poverty reduction strategy. 

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Canadian refugee plan falls short, advocates say

Catholic Register

The Canadian government needs to speed the processing for refugee claimants and raise the number of government-sponsored refugees, say advocates.

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and the Canadian Council for Refugees both argue the level of Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) is too low, and should match that of the Privately Sponsored Refugee program. 

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Hopeful Citizenship in a Time of Crisis

In early October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a much-anticipated report about the implications of allowing global temperatures to rise 1.5 C over pre-industrial levelsThe global community has just 12 years to dramatically change course and avoid serious climate consequences. 

Now, are you ready for the good news?

We know what needs to be done and we have the means to make it happen.

 
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